A pair of large Italian early 19th century marble Medici Lions after Flaminio Vacca

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Lot 61
A pair of large Italian early 19th century marble Medici Lions
after Flaminio Vacca

Sold for £ 30,000 (US$ 37,767) inc. premium
A pair of large Italian early 19th century marble Medici Lions
after Flaminio Vacca
each lion with a paw resting on a ball, 105cm wide, 30cm deep, 69cm high (41in wide, 11 1/2in deep, 27in high). (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    -Dunsland House, North Devon

    The Villa Medici in Rome was acquired in 1576 by Ferdinando I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. The famous "Medici lions" were in place at the Loggia dei Leoni in 1598 to ornate the villa's garden staircase. They can be seen today at the Loggia dei lanzi in Florence. The first lion dates from the second century, the second was made by Vacca between 1590-1598 as a pendant to the ancient sculpture.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note there a possibilty that this is grey veined alabaster
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A pair of large Italian early 19th century marble Medici Lions after Flaminio Vacca
A pair of large Italian early 19th century marble Medici Lions after Flaminio Vacca
A pair of large Italian early 19th century marble Medici Lions after Flaminio Vacca
A pair of large Italian early 19th century marble Medici Lions after Flaminio Vacca
A pair of large Italian early 19th century marble Medici Lions after Flaminio Vacca
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